The essential guide to using Siri on a Sierra Mac

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Scheduled to ship in Fall with a public beta next month, macOS Sierra brings numerous improvements, with Siri making its debut on the Mac. In this report I’ll explain what you need to know to use Siri with your Mac.

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Enabling Siri

You’ll be asked to enable Siri when you install macOS Sierra, however, if you don’t do it then, don’t worry as Siri can also be enabled in System Preferences where it has its own “Siri” section. To the left of the Preferences pane you currently see the “Enable Siri” checkbox, which should be enabled by default. To the right you find preferences including language, voice, voice feedback, Mic Input and a drop down menu with which to enable a Keyboard Shortcut (see below). You will also find a tick box to show Siri in the menu bar and a link to take you to Apple’s Siri privacy pages.

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